France advances to World Cup final
by Mickey McLean
Posted 7/10/18, 04:53 pm
France finds itself in the finals of the World Cup for the first time since 2006, defeating Belgium 1-0 Tuesday in St. Petersburg, Russia. France’s Samuel Umtiti headed in a corner kick from teammate Antoine Griezmann in the match’s 51st minute to score the contest’s only goal. “It’s me that scored,” Umtiti said, “but we all delivered a big game.” France will take on the winner of Wednesday’s semifinal between Croatia and England in the finals on Sunday in Moscow.
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Mickey is executive editor of WORLD Digital. He lives in North Carolina with his wife, daughter, and a dog/administrative assistant named Daisy.